This Week @ York for Week of January 20, 2020


  • The University community stands together in our care and concern for those impacted by geo-political tensions and recent tragedies. If you are a student affected by these events, there are many resources & supports for you here at York.

Important Dates

Careers Support

  • Register for the second annual Experiential Education (EE) Symposium! This event showcases experiential education at York and celebrates the achievements of students and faculty who have participated in EE. Listen to the panel, visit a tabling session and connect with other students to learn about all the benefits of participating in EE. Tuesday, January 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, January 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building Room 1014.

  • Attend the 2020 Winter Career Fair and interact with a wide range of organizations, employers and advisers who can answer your career-related questions. Preparation is key! Check out these tips before the fair to prepare you for success. Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building.

  • Strategies for Getting Hired within the Marketing Sector. Attend this session, meet hiring professionals and gain insight into the field. You’ll learn strategies and tips about the kinds of positions and roles that are available and the types of skills and knowledge required. Panelists include PepsiCo, Restaurant Brands International and others. Tuesday, January 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 152 Founders Assembly Hall. Registration is required on Experience York.

  • Strategies for Getting Hired within the Ontario Public Service. Attend this session and meet professionals from various roles within the province. Learn the kinds of positions and roles available, the types of skills required and the ins and outs of the application process.Wednesday, January 22, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 152 Founders Assembly Hall. Registration is required on Experience York.

  • Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair. Develop skills, gain experience and enhance your resume, all while giving back to the community. This fair will showcase more than 20 local organizations looking to connect with and recruit students for various volunteer positions. Wednesday, February 5, 10 a.m. to noon. 152 Founders Assembly Hall.

Money Matters

Athletics & Recreation

  • Bell Let’s Talk Day is next Wednesday, January 29 and York U has several events planned for next week to help support mental health initiatives at York. Help end the stigma surrounding mental illness by showing your support at these events as well as sharing your thoughts, experiences and support on social media. The two events this week include:

    • The York U Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams are taking on the Nipissing Lakers at the School Day Game! Cheer loud to win Fan of the Game, participate in the halftime contest, enjoy a special halftime performance by the York University Cheer team as well as a t-shirt toss! Did we mention it is free for all York students? Friday, January 24, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tait McKenzie Centre.
    • The Women’s Hockey team will also be taking on the Brock Badgers in the Bell Let’s Talk Main Event this Saturday, January 25 at 2:15 p.m. Canlan Ice Sports.

Health & Wellness

  • 5 Ways to Wellness. Join student peer leaders and professional staff and learn a variety of study and wellness tips geared to help you navigate your mental health needs. Did we mention there would be therapy dogs? That's right, everyone's favourite therapy dogs will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Archives of Ontario.


  • Undergraduate Research Fair. Are you proud of a project, essay, or artwork submitted for a York undergrad course between January and December 2019? Was your project graded B+ or higher? The 8th annual Undergraduate Research Fair & Art Walk is coming up! Apply at the link above to present your research and/or artwork. Application Deadline: Friday, January 31.

  • Mark your calendars for the Pop-Up Advising Fair on Thursday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vari Hall, Lassonde and Glendon’s Centre for Excellence.

  • Post-Graduate Info Sessions:

    • Applying to the Faculty of Education. Learn about the concurrent and consecutive education programs, their admission requirements and application process and the BA in Education Studies. Monday, January 20, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Founders College Room 303. Registration required at the link above.
    • Applying to Graduate Studies at York (LA&PS). Attend this session led by Professor Thomas Loebel, dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to learn about available graduate programs in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as well as the benefits of pursuing a master’s degree and professional development. Wednesday, January 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Founders College, Room 303. Registration required at the link above.
    • Exploring Graduate Programs at the Schulich School of Business. Learn about Schulich’s eight specialized master’s programs, admission requirements, study and career options and Schulich’s MBA program. Thursday, January 23, 1:30 P.M. to 3 p.m., Founders College Room 303. Registration required at the link above.

International Connections

  • What better way to start the term than with new friends? Meet new international and exchange students at York International’s Global Peer Program Welcome Social. The event will include interactive games about your cultural experience in Canada and some tasty snacks. Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30pm. 152 Founders Assembly Hall.

  • The Lunar New Year Coffee Break is back! Join York International and the Global Community to celebrate together. Drop by for free coffee, tea and light refreshments, try some traditional yummy snacks or make your very own lucky red envelope. Bring your friends or make new friends. Tell everyone! Thursday, January 23, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 242 York Lanes.

Worth Repeating

  • Regenesis YUM! Market. Enjoy a diverse selection of fresh and healthy, locally grown, fairly traded, natural and organic foods and products at the weekly market using a model that creates the least environmental impact and reflects the diversity and values of the York community. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Square. Click here to volunteer.